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Section E – Written questions lodged from 22 December 2006 to 5 January 2007

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S2W-30749 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30357 by Patricia Ferguson on 21 December 2006, whether any local authority requested additional funding over and above the in principle allocation.

S2W-30750 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30357 by Patricia Ferguson on 21 December 2006, what criteria it will use in determining a request from a local authority for additional funding over and above the in principle allocation.

S2W-30751 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30357 by Patricia Ferguson on 21 December 2006, from which budget additional funding for the Aberdeen City Council stadium project has been allocated.

S2W-30752 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households have received a Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative grant for installation of a micro-renewable energy system, broken down by region, grant amount and system type.

S2W-30753 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community projects have received a Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative grant for installation of a micro-renewable energy system, broken down by region, grant amount and system type.

S2W-30754 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many installers of micro-renewable energy technologies there are that are accredited, or provisionally accredited, by the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative to carry out work eligible for household renewable grants, broken down by region and accreditation status.

S2W-30755 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much will be allocated from the Executive’s fund to refurbish trains and improve stations, announced on 19 December 2006, which will benefit Stirling, Dunblane and Crianlarich stations.

S2W-30756 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much in agricultural subsidy payments has been paid to farmers in the Stirling parliamentary constituency in each year since 2003.

S2W-30757 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the healthy living programme.

S2W-30758 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have made use of the healthy living programme’s website and publications since the programme’s inception.

S2W-30759 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are for extending the healthier Scotland campaign to further raise awareness of a range of healthy living issues for the well-being of Scotland and its communities.

S2W-30760 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what costs to (a) the NHS and (b) the Scottish economy are attributable to obesity.

S2W-30761 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage healthier lifestyles and tackle obesity and, in particular, childhood obesity.

S2W-30762 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive, since the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 came into force, how many times dispersal powers have been used; how many premises have been ordered to be shut down due to intimidation, noise or disorder; how many motorists have been warned or had their vehicles seized, and how many noisy neighbours have been warned or fined due to unacceptable behaviour in the Stirling local authority area.

S2W-30763 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the increase has been in police numbers in Central Scotland Police since (a) 1997 and (b) 1999.

S2W-30764 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the number of doctors in NHS Forth Valley has increased since (a) 1997 and (b) 1999 and, if so, by how much.

S2W-30765 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it or NHS Forth Valley will take to enhance the quality of breast cancer services available to people in the Stirling parliamentary constituency.

S2W-30766 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the year-on-year improvements have been in (a) coronary heart disease, (b) cancer and (c) stroke mortality rates in (i) the NHS Forth Valley area and (ii) Scotland since 1990.

S2W-30767 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it has provided to the University of Stirling and how many students have attended the university in each year since 1996-97.

S2W-30768 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it has provided to Forth Valley College and how many students have attended the college in each year since 1996-97.

S2W-30769 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly residents have received free central heating in the Stirling parliamentary constituency since the programme’s inception.

S2W-30770 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly residents have received a concessionary travel card in the Stirling parliamentary constituency.

S2W-30771 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly residents have received free personal care in the Stirling parliamentary constituency.

S2W-30772 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional funding has been allocated for school sport in the Stirling parliamentary constituency in each year since 1999 and what it has been spent on.

S2W-30773 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it is introducing in order to enhance capacity-building and self-sufficiency and improve social inclusion in communities in the Stirling parliamentary constituency.

S2W-30774 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to A Smart Successful Scotland; Measuring Progress Towards a Smart Successful Scotland 2006, what numerical figures were used in compiling Chart 3: Indices of GDP per Hour Worked for each country featured in the chart, including Scotland, for both 1999 and 2004.

S2W-30775 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the cost estimates of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh in relation to the Trams for Edinburgh scheme are reliable.

S2W-30776 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that a sufficient allowance has been made in the cost estimates of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh of the Edinburgh trams scheme in respect of the level of optimism bias.

S2W-30777 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30371 by Lewis Macdonald on 19 December 2006, why the dental bursary is not available to Scottish students studying in the rest of the United Kingdom who intend to work in Scotland after graduation.

S2W-30778 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30357 by Patricia Ferguson on 21 December 2006, how many local authorities have made Stage 2 applications and whether any of those who lodged Stage 2 applications have requested additional funding from the Executive or sportscotland to ensure that the facility is developed.

S2W-30779 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30357 by Patricia Ferguson on 21 December 2006, whether Glasgow City Council or Aberdeen City Council has requested additional funding over and above the in principle allocation and, if so, how much has been requested.

S2W-30780 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Ministry of Defence regarding the contract to make kilts for the Royal Regiment of Scotland and which Scottish manufacturers have been considered for the contract.

S2W-30781 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) men and (b) women have been victims of domestic violence in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-30782 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what services are available for (a) men and (b) women who are victims of domestic violence in each local authority area.

S2W-30783 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the provision of services for (a) men and (b) women who are victims of domestic violence.

S2W-30784 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of motor neurone disease there have been in each NHS board area since 1999.

S2W-30785 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board has spent on care for people with motor neurone disease since 1999 and, in particular, on the motor neurone care team service which operates with support from the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

S2W-30786 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to increase spending to meet the needs of the motor neurone care team service, in light of the commitment by the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association to meet 50% of the costs.

S2W-30787 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in relation to reducing verbal and physical abuse towards NHS staff in hospitals.

S2W-30788 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made regarding a cruise liner terminal being built outwith the port gates at Leith and when a final decision on the issue will be announced.

S2W-30789 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the impact of an acquisition of Forth Ports plc by a foreign buyer; what effect such an acquisition would have on Edinburgh and its economy, and what action it plans to take on the matter.

S2W-30790 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether pensioners will be entitled to concessionary fares on the proposed Edinburgh tram scheme and, if no decision has been made on the issue, when a decision will be made and what the reasons are for the position on the matter.

S2W-30791 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-29249 by Hugh Henry on 7 November 2006, what expertise is required to be a proficient person under the terms of Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes and how the circumstances under which a greater level of knowledge and expertise is required are assessed.

S2W-30792 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30162 by Lewis Macdonald on 11 December 2006, when the study into drinking at harmful levels and the availability of treatment services in local areas will be published.

S2W-30793 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the (a) planned and (b) outturn expenditure was in respect of (i) total managed expenditure for Scotland and (ii) the housing component of the Communities budget, or previous equivalent, excluding the Supporting People budget, for each year from 1999-2000 to 2005-06 and what the planned and estimated outturn figures are for 2006-07 and 2007-08.

S2W-30794 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any minister will accept the invitation from Arthur Cowie of Mallaig to hold a public meeting in Mallaig to explain the position in respect of the Executive’s proposals for a coastal and marine national park.

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